Spiritual Process: A Great Adventure
Sadhguru looks at how enlightenment is in a way we cannot think. You cannot think it out, you can only walk into it. The spiritual process is adventure, it is about walking in completely new terrain.
Questioner: Sadhguru, I read your quote on Manasarovar (Laughter). That we have known only like a billionth of what is life…
Sadhguru: I am sorry?
Questioner: I read your quote about Manasarovar that we have known about a billionth of what is life, and different masters have written different things in their books, so is there any end to this knowing? (Laughter)
Sadhguru: I think I already just answered this question. That is if the ignorance is boundless, the possibility of knowing is also boundless, isn’t it? Hmm? You want to reach a conclusion because that is the way that right now mind is operating, that it has to reach a conclusion. No. It is just that, liberation means that you are on a endless possibility. An endless possibility, a pessimistic expression of that would be that you fall into a bottomless pit, or you soar into a topless sky. Which do you prefer? It's just the same thing. Depends whether you like comedies or tragedies (Laughter). Accordingly we can say it’s… (Laughs) So ‘Then, what's the point? So I’m not ever going to get enlightened?’ No, you have a wrong idea of enlightenment. Unless you drop all your ideas about it, yes for sure it's never going to happen, because you’re assuming something about something that you do not know. That’s a sure way to remain ignorant, isn’t it? Yes? You make an assumption about that which is not in your experience, that’s a sure way to ensure your ignorance, isn’t it? Don’t make assumption as to what it is. ‘Then what's the point of pursuing knowing. I will never know.’ That’s not how it is. It's not any way you think it is. It is another way, in a way that you cannot think. It's only because of that it seems to be difficult. Why constant stress on devotion, devotion, devotion is simply because of that, because you can't think it out, you’re never going to think it out. You just have to walk into it, and a thinking person will not walk into anything because he is hesitation and hesitation and hesitation.
So we are just cultivating you in such a way that there’ll be no hesitation in you, you can just walk. It's easy to walk on familiar terrain. A completely new terrain - people cannot walk, isn’t it? Enlightenment means you’re constantly seeking new terrain, where you don’t know how to walk. You don’t want to walk on terrain that you already know how to walk, you want to walk on a terrain that you do not know how to walk. That’s adventure, isn’t it? And that’s spiritual process and that’s enlightenment.